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THE LIVES OF THE NECROMANCERS

Or, An Account of the Most Eminent Persons in Successive Ages, Who Have Claimed for Themselves, or To Whom has been Imputed by Others, the Exercise of Magical Power.
BY WILLIAM GODWIN
CHATTO AND WINDUS
LONDON
1876

Grey decorative cloth boards with black to cover and black & gilt to spine, approx 4.75" x 6.5" tall, 282pp + 32pp of ads for other fine Chatto & Windus products.  This volume is in nice condition for its age with some bumping and moderate wear. Binding is solid and pages are clean. A scarce edition of this volume. No dust jacket.

The Contents are divided into the following sections: Introduction; Ambitious Nature of Man; Examples of Necromancy and Witchcraft from the Bible; Greece; Rome; Revolution Produced in the History of Necromancy and Witchcraft upon the Establishment of Christianity; History of Necromancy in the East; Dark Ages of Europe; Communication of Europe and the Saracens; Revival of Letters; Sanguinary Proceedings against Witchcraft; Conclusion.

Godwin, was husband to Mary Wollstonecraft and father of Mary Shelley.

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